Dec 18

Friday, December 19, 2014 Happy Holidays! You Made It!

Carly Jibson Pic

REMINDER! 

Carly Jibson MASTER CLASS at MSHS! 

Here is a link to a printable brochure. You need to fill out the bottom portion and return it to the choir office! 

CLICK HERE: Carly Jibson Master Class BROCHURE

REMINDER! Here is a link to Carly’s website if you are interested in further information!

CLICK HERE! 

________________________________________________________________________________________

Carly’s credits include: Broadway: Cry Baby (Pepper Walker), Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad) Nat’l Tour: Hairspray 1st Nat’l (Tracy Turnblad) Off Broadway: Fat Camp (Daphne Daluca)  Regional: World Premier of Johnny Baseball, World premier of Andrew Lippa’s Asphalt Beach. World premier of Crash Nation. TV: “All My Children”. Carly just released her Debut EP “Best of me,” which can be found on itunes & CD BABY! She has also produced her own solo rock n’ roll cabaret which she wrote and starred in to sold out audiences at Joe’s Pub in NYC. She was the co-creator and producer of HEADLINERS at New York’s Le Poissen Rouge. She is currently residing in Los Angeles where she is writing a TV pilot and loving the sunshine.

 MASTER CLASS

Michigan native, Mona Shore’s alum Carly Jibson wants you to be the first to hear about an exciting opportunity! An exclusive, in depth, one on one, musical theater WORKSHOP with one of New York’s most successful Broadway actors!

This workshop offers each student an exclusive opportunity to discover their strengths and passion for musical theater. During a one-day, 4 hour intensive we will focus on what makes your student/child special and ultimately marketable in this industry. By individually assessing each student, we will bring out their authenticity and teach them how to celebrate what makes them unique.

This ONE TIME offer is available to YOU at the incredibly low price of $50.00 per student!  (Out in L.A. they pay over $200!)

WHEN: January 17th, 2015 12pm-4pm

WHERE: Mona Shore High School

What do expect from the class:

  •         Experience one on one singing/vocal instruction.

  •          Receive an individual acting evaluations.

  •          Assimilate how to choose, breakdown and approach appropriate material (both acting and voice) for auditions

  •          and/or college preparations.

  •          Master the ability to break down personal inhibitions and build confidence.

  •          Participate in a personal Q & A with Carly as she dissects the industry and how to navigate through it.

  •         AND SO MUCH MORE!

  • singing practice

REMINDER! Want to perform, work on your fear of performing or get yourself out there? Today is your last chance!

travel picREMINDER!  Just a reminder…
PAST DUE: Monthly payments for NYC ($175) are due on the 10th. Please include your $10 late fee if you missed the payment.

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th.

DON’T FORGET! :)

ted talk

REMINDER!  “Hey mates it’s C Grigs – just wanted to throw it out there that I appreciate all of you tremendously and that if ya aren’t aware I gave a TEDxTalk for Muskegon (as the youngest they have ever had and the first person under 18) in November. Lots of gratitude for that.

Coming to you because: We are trying to get a local movement behind My Project and my Talk. I would really really be astounded and appreciative if you all would click on this link to WZZM 13 and write just a few sentences about my TED Talk, who I am, how you know me and what I’m attempting to do, or anything about the Project. It only takes approx 5 minutes

Here is the link to do the WZZM13 news tip:

http://static.wzzm13.com/NewsTip/

Here is the link to my TED Talk:

 http://youtu.be/WQC6jAVB4n4

If you’ve got it in you to share my story or hope to spread this message of more compassion for the human race and taking everyone we meet as our teacher – I’d dig your blurb to WZZM13 and any other effort to contribute to the movement. Onward

Thank you, tack, mahalo, merci – a universal thank you from me to you.

Love, Chloe Grigsby, Grade 11″ 

 

ADDAMS Portrait_RGB_sm

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE!

CLICK HERE: Addams Family Rehearsal Schedule-(Full schedule, through the end of January.) 

REMINDER! Look under “Pages” on the right hand side of this blog to find practice track recordings of each song as originally sung!

 

REMINDER! HERE IS THE NEWEST SEATING CHART 

THIS ONE AVOIDS ALL SPLITS OF SECOND SOPRANOS INTO 2NDS SINGING 1ST & 2NDS SINGING ALTO (AND THE SPLITS OF BARITONES INTO BARITONES SINGING BASS AND BARITONES SINGING TENOR) NOW, ALL 2ND SOPRANOS WILL COME OUT OF THE SOPRANO ONE SECTION. AND ALL BARITONES FROM THE LOW BASS SECTION…!

THINGS WILL BE A BIT LOPSIDED WHEN SINGING IN 2PTS THIS WAY, BUT IT WILL BE LESS OVER PARTS TO TEACH/LEARN IN REHEARSAL AND LESS OF ALL THAT CRAZY SPLITTING LIKE WE DID IN THE PREVIOUS REHEARSAL.

THIS WILL ALSO BETTER MATCH UP TO THE ONLINE PRACTICE SOFTWARE!

 

A GOOD NUMER OF YOU HAVE SWITCHED VOICE PARTS AND SEATS SO MAKE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT!

CLICK HERE: ADDAM’S FAMILY SEATING CHART *NEW* FOR TUES. 12_16 – Sheet1

 

FIRST/OLD SEATING CHART-FROM OUR FIRST REHEARSAL OF THE OPENING NUMBER: Addam’s Family Voice & Seating Chart

 

Full Cast=everyone comes to the rehearsal
A:= Addams family members (Gomez, Morticia, Lurch, Grandma, Wednesday, Fester & Pugsley)
AC= Ancestor chorus members
CC= Corpse Chorus members

***Please read schedule carefully. Last year we had to remove cast members for unexcused absences because they didn’t know they were supposed to be at rehearsal ****

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

elfcaroling.gif

NEW! The caroling was great! Thanks so much for stopping by and warming our evening! 

 

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NEW!  THIS SUNDAY at 1pm – come to the BREW HOUSE for a HOLIDAY SING-ALONG SHOW hosted by Jessica in The Rainbow!
Here’s the event link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/926213414056819/

REMINDER! Jessica in The Rainbow ALBUM and TEES for SALE!  BUYING MUSIC IS FUN!  Happy Holidays!   Sooo my album isn’t going anywhere (ask the 20 remaining copies of my last album from 4 years ago…) BUT we’re going to stop reminding you about it soon (and you’ll probably be sad later when everyone has a personalized copy and you dont :(.  And wouldn’t you love to treat yourself to some mellow stress relief indie music this holiday season?  Or get it for your parents, or cool Aunt or Uncle?  Or older cousins in college who are literature majors (English lit types often like my music)… and each copy comes with a little handmade lyric booklet! (it makes a really cute kitchy gift)

OR here’s the old sales pitch that’s been on the blog for a month:

Are you one of those people who finds Jessica’s words about life or self-esteem or being yourself COMFORTING? :)  If so, you should buy her new album for ONLY $10!  It’s already been played on Grand Rapids radio (WYCE 88.1) and is getting a little buzz there.  If you are someone who stresses out over ridiculous unimportant things, you should listen to this on repeat for 6 months.  :)  But seriously, it’s mostly about the words.  And some amazing cello parts written by Hunter Zhao (worth the price alone) and beautiful vocals & fun instruments by Maddie & Daphne Jackson, Leah Uganski, Chloe Grigsby and more!  Support the independent arts.  Buy it for your parents for xmas.  Consider it a donation to a starving artist (disclaimer: this job doesn’t pay much, for someone in debt with a masters degree in music…).  I still have a few tshirts left for sale too.  THANKS EVERYONE!

Oh and like me on Facebook too, kay?  Bye!

https://www.facebook.com/jessicaintherainbow

(p.s. photo by Alex Baker Photography :)

 

 

Leah Uganski Showcase

REMINDER! Showcase and Collage Auditions will be here before you know it…FEB. 3rd to be exact! Once we come back from break, we will be one month away from auditions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 17

Thursday, December 18, 2014

adopt a family

NEW-THANKS FOR ATTENDING THE DELIVERY YESTERDAY! YOU WERE WONDERFUL! THANKS TO ALL THAT DONATED CASH AND GIFTS TOO! 

Carly Jibson Pic

REMINDER! 

Carly Jibson MASTER CLASS at MSHS! 

Here is a link to a printable brochure. You need to fill out the bottom portion and return it to the choir office! 

CLICK HERE: Carly Jibson Master Class BROCHURE

REMINDER! Here is a link to Carly’s website if you are interested in further information!

CLICK HERE! 

________________________________________________________________________________________

Carly’s credits include: Broadway: Cry Baby (Pepper Walker), Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad) Nat’l Tour: Hairspray 1st Nat’l (Tracy Turnblad) Off Broadway: Fat Camp (Daphne Daluca)  Regional: World Premier of Johnny Baseball, World premier of Andrew Lippa’s Asphalt Beach. World premier of Crash Nation. TV: “All My Children”. Carly just released her Debut EP “Best of me,” which can be found on itunes & CD BABY! She has also produced her own solo rock n’ roll cabaret which she wrote and starred in to sold out audiences at Joe’s Pub in NYC. She was the co-creator and producer of HEADLINERS at New York’s Le Poissen Rouge. She is currently residing in Los Angeles where she is writing a TV pilot and loving the sunshine.

 MASTER CLASS

Michigan native, Mona Shore’s alum Carly Jibson wants you to be the first to hear about an exciting opportunity! An exclusive, in depth, one on one, musical theater WORKSHOP with one of New York’s most successful Broadway actors!

This workshop offers each student an exclusive opportunity to discover their strengths and passion for musical theater. During a one-day, 4 hour intensive we will focus on what makes your student/child special and ultimately marketable in this industry. By individually assessing each student, we will bring out their authenticity and teach them how to celebrate what makes them unique.

This ONE TIME offer is available to YOU at the incredibly low price of $50.00 per student!  (Out in L.A. they pay over $200!)

WHEN: January 17th, 2015 12pm-4pm

WHERE: Mona Shore High School

What do expect from the class:

  •         Experience one on one singing/vocal instruction.

  •          Receive an individual acting evaluations.

  •          Assimilate how to choose, breakdown and approach appropriate material (both acting and voice) for auditions

  •          and/or college preparations.

  •          Master the ability to break down personal inhibitions and build confidence.

  •          Participate in a personal Q & A with Carly as she dissects the industry and how to navigate through it.

  •         AND SO MUCH MORE!

  • singing practice

REMINDER! Want to perform, work on your fear of performing or get yourself out there? Sign up to perform in class ON FRIDAY for fun! It can be anything!

travel picREMINDER!  Just a reminder…
PAST DUE: Monthly payments for NYC ($175) are due on the 10th. Please include your $10 late fee if you missed the payment.

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th.

DON’T FORGET! :)

ted talk

REMINDER!  “Hey mates it’s C Grigs – just wanted to throw it out there that I appreciate all of you tremendously and that if ya aren’t aware I gave a TEDxTalk for Muskegon (as the youngest they have ever had and the first person under 18) in November. Lots of gratitude for that.

Coming to you because: We are trying to get a local movement behind My Project and my Talk. I would really really be astounded and appreciative if you all would click on this link to WZZM 13 and write just a few sentences about my TED Talk, who I am, how you know me and what I’m attempting to do, or anything about the Project. It only takes approx 5 minutes

Here is the link to do the WZZM13 news tip:

http://static.wzzm13.com/NewsTip/

Here is the link to my TED Talk:

 http://youtu.be/WQC6jAVB4n4

If you’ve got it in you to share my story or hope to spread this message of more compassion for the human race and taking everyone we meet as our teacher – I’d dig your blurb to WZZM13 and any other effort to contribute to the movement. Onward

Thank you, tack, mahalo, merci – a universal thank you from me to you.

Love, Chloe Grigsby, Grade 11″

 

 

 

ADDAMS Portrait_RGB_sm

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE!

CLICK HERE: Addams Family Rehearsal Schedule-(Full schedule, through the end of January.) 

REMINDER! Look under “Pages” on the right hand side of this blog to find practice track recordings of each song as originally sung!

 

REMINDER! HERE IS THE NEWEST SEATING CHART 

THIS ONE AVOIDS ALL SPLITS OF SECOND SOPRANOS INTO 2NDS SINGING 1ST & 2NDS SINGING ALTO (AND THE SPLITS OF BARITONES INTO BARITONES SINGING BASS AND BARITONES SINGING TENOR) NOW, ALL 2ND SOPRANOS WILL COME OUT OF THE SOPRANO ONE SECTION. AND ALL BARITONES FROM THE LOW BASS SECTION…!

THINGS WILL BE A BIT LOPSIDED WHEN SINGING IN 2PTS THIS WAY, BUT IT WILL BE LESS OVER PARTS TO TEACH/LEARN IN REHEARSAL AND LESS OF ALL THAT CRAZY SPLITTING LIKE WE DID IN THE PREVIOUS REHEARSAL.

THIS WILL ALSO BETTER MATCH UP TO THE ONLINE PRACTICE SOFTWARE!

 

A GOOD NUMER OF YOU HAVE SWITCHED VOICE PARTS AND SEATS SO MAKE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT!

CLICK HERE: ADDAM’S FAMILY SEATING CHART *NEW* FOR TUES. 12_16 – Sheet1

 

FIRST/OLD SEATING CHART-FROM OUR FIRST REHEARSAL OF THE OPENING NUMBER: Addam’s Family Voice & Seating Chart

 

THIS WEEK’S VOCAL REHEARSALS

REMINDER! Bring your book/score AND a pencil AND a highlighter and a recording device (if you have one!)  to every rehearsal.

Thursday Dec. 18

NEW! EVEN THOUGH MR. LAWTON IS NOT AT SCHOOL TODAY, THE PLAN IS THAT HE WILL STILL BE COMING IN FOR ALLEGROS AFTER SCHOOL! 

3:00-4:00 AC, CC & Morticia; Vocals #16 & 16A (“Death…around corner”)
4:00-4:20 AC only ; Vocals #15 (“Opening Act 2″)
4:20-4:55 AC & Alice; Vocals # 13 (“Waiting”)
4:55-5:10 AC & Fester; Vocals #8,#8A (“But Love reprise”)
5:10-5:30 Fester only Vocals #3 (“Fester’s Manifesto”)

 

Full Cast=everyone comes to the rehearsal
A:= Addams family members (Gomez, Morticia, Lurch, Grandma, Wednesday, Fester & Pugsley)
AC= Ancestor chorus members
CC= Corpse Chorus members

***Please read schedule carefully. Last year we had to remove cast members for unexcused absences because they didn’t know they were supposed to be at rehearsal ****

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

elfcaroling.gif

REMINDER-TONIGHT! Attention, Choir Members!!!

Our annual Caroling event around Norton Shores will be happening this upcoming Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 pm. It will last as long as people want to go caroling, but feel free to go home whenever! (:

We will be meeting in the St. Francis Church parking lot, and by 7:10, we will be off caroling to neighborhoods and houses.

It is always a great way to kick off Christmas and keep the Christmas spirit going. It is a great bonding experience for the choir, and it is a ton of fun.

We will be singing our favorite songs from tree, and make sure to dress for the weather!

A choir board member will now take a tally on how many people can attend.

Hope to see you all there!

-Your Student Executive Choir Board

 

d610_jessicaintherainbow 240

NEW!  THIS SUNDAY at 1pm – come to the BREW HOUSE for a HOLIDAY SING-ALONG SHOW hosted by Jessica in The Rainbow!
Here’s the event link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/926213414056819/

REMINDER! Jessica in The Rainbow ALBUM and TEES for SALE!  BUYING MUSIC IS FUN!  Happy Holidays!   Sooo my album isn’t going anywhere (ask the 20 remaining copies of my last album from 4 years ago…) BUT we’re going to stop reminding you about it soon (and you’ll probably be sad later when everyone has a personalized copy and you dont :(.  And wouldn’t you love to treat yourself to some mellow stress relief indie music this holiday season?  Or get it for your parents, or cool Aunt or Uncle?  Or older cousins in college who are literature majors (English lit types often like my music)… and each copy comes with a little handmade lyric booklet! (it makes a really cute kitchy gift)

OR here’s the old sales pitch that’s been on the blog for a month:

Are you one of those people who finds Jessica’s words about life or self-esteem or being yourself COMFORTING? :)  If so, you should buy her new album for ONLY $10!  It’s already been played on Grand Rapids radio (WYCE 88.1) and is getting a little buzz there.  If you are someone who stresses out over ridiculous unimportant things, you should listen to this on repeat for 6 months.  :)  But seriously, it’s mostly about the words.  And some amazing cello parts written by Hunter Zhao (worth the price alone) and beautiful vocals & fun instruments by Maddie & Daphne Jackson, Leah Uganski, Chloe Grigsby and more!  Support the independent arts.  Buy it for your parents for xmas.  Consider it a donation to a starving artist (disclaimer: this job doesn’t pay much, for someone in debt with a masters degree in music…).  I still have a few tshirts left for sale too.  THANKS EVERYONE!

Oh and like me on Facebook too, kay?  Bye!

https://www.facebook.com/jessicaintherainbow

(p.s. photo by Alex Baker Photography :)

 

 

Leah Uganski Showcase

REMINDER! Showcase and Collage Auditions will be here before you know it…FEB. 3rd to be exact! Once we come back from break, we will be one month away from auditions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 17

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

adopt a family

REMINDER-We are delivering the gifts and singing TODAY at 4:30pm!

We (the choir) are participating in “Adopt a Family” again this holiday season, a tradition at Mona Shores High School and a special tradition for the choir as well. We tend to adopt the largest family possible, due to us being a large family ourselves! Then, we collect donations of money and gifts for the family and pick a day to deliver them all. We gather at their doorstep first and sing carols and songs. It is often very touching, heartwarming and a real “feel good” moment for both us and the “adopted” family. The project is supposed to be done in 1st hour (and we will still do a majority of the work, including the gift wrapping), but all choirs are invited to donated as well as sing with us!

Here is a link to our family and their wish list:

CLICK HERE! 

 

REMINDER!  ALL CHOIR STUDENTS! Please join us for caroling and delivery of gifts this coming Wednesday, Dec. 17th. We will gather in the choir room at 4:30pm, load up our cars with people and gifts and head over to the family’s home. Maps will be provided.

 

REMINDER! Please sign up TODAY (Wednesday)  if you plan to go deliver and sing with us on Wednesday. Sign up by voice part. If you aren’t sure, don’t put your name on it.

 

Carly Jibson Pic

REMINDER! 

Carly Jibson MASTER CLASS at MSHS! 

Here is a link to a printable brochure. You need to fill out the bottom portion and return it to the choir office! 

CLICK HERE: Carly Jibson Master Class BROCHURE

REMINDER! Here is a link to Carly’s website if you are interested in further information!

CLICK HERE! 

________________________________________________________________________________________

Carly’s credits include: Broadway: Cry Baby (Pepper Walker), Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad) Nat’l Tour: Hairspray 1st Nat’l (Tracy Turnblad) Off Broadway: Fat Camp (Daphne Daluca)  Regional: World Premier of Johnny Baseball, World premier of Andrew Lippa’s Asphalt Beach. World premier of Crash Nation. TV: “All My Children”. Carly just released her Debut EP “Best of me,” which can be found on itunes & CD BABY! She has also produced her own solo rock n’ roll cabaret which she wrote and starred in to sold out audiences at Joe’s Pub in NYC. She was the co-creator and producer of HEADLINERS at New York’s Le Poissen Rouge. She is currently residing in Los Angeles where she is writing a TV pilot and loving the sunshine.

 MASTER CLASS

Michigan native, Mona Shore’s alum Carly Jibson wants you to be the first to hear about an exciting opportunity! An exclusive, in depth, one on one, musical theater WORKSHOP with one of New York’s most successful Broadway actors!

This workshop offers each student an exclusive opportunity to discover their strengths and passion for musical theater. During a one-day, 4 hour intensive we will focus on what makes your student/child special and ultimately marketable in this industry. By individually assessing each student, we will bring out their authenticity and teach them how to celebrate what makes them unique.

This ONE TIME offer is available to YOU at the incredibly low price of $50.00 per student!  (Out in L.A. they pay over $200!)

WHEN: January 17th, 2015 12pm-4pm

WHERE: Mona Shore High School

What do expect from the class:

  •         Experience one on one singing/vocal instruction.

  •          Receive an individual acting evaluations.

  •          Assimilate how to choose, breakdown and approach appropriate material (both acting and voice) for auditions

  •          and/or college preparations.

  •          Master the ability to break down personal inhibitions and build confidence.

  •          Participate in a personal Q & A with Carly as she dissects the industry and how to navigate through it.

  •         AND SO MUCH MORE!

  • singing practice

REMINDER! Want to perform, work on your fear of performing or get yourself out there? Sign up to perform in class this week for fun! It can be anything!

travel picREMINDER!  Just a reminder…
PAST DUE: Monthly payments for NYC ($175) are due on the 10th. Please include your $10 late fee if you missed the payment.

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th.

DON’T FORGET! :)

ted talk

REMINDER!  “Hey mates it’s C Grigs – just wanted to throw it out there that I appreciate all of you tremendously and that if ya aren’t aware I gave a TEDxTalk for Muskegon (as the youngest they have ever had and the first person under 18) in November. Lots of gratitude for that.

Coming to you because: We are trying to get a local movement behind My Project and my Talk. I would really really be astounded and appreciative if you all would click on this link to WZZM 13 and write just a few sentences about my TED Talk, who I am, how you know me and what I’m attempting to do, or anything about the Project. It only takes approx 5 minutes

Here is the link to do the WZZM13 news tip:

http://static.wzzm13.com/NewsTip/

Here is the link to my TED Talk:

 http://youtu.be/WQC6jAVB4n4

If you’ve got it in you to share my story or hope to spread this message of more compassion for the human race and taking everyone we meet as our teacher – I’d dig your blurb to WZZM13 and any other effort to contribute to the movement. Onward

Thank you, tack, mahalo, merci – a universal thank you from me to you.

Love, Chloe Grigsby, Grade 11″

dvds

REMINDER:

The deadline for ordering both DVD’s and Tree Pictures is now past!  (it was Tuesday, Dec. 16th).

 

 

 

ADDAMS Portrait_RGB_sm

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE!

CLICK HERE: Addams Family Rehearsal Schedule-(Full schedule, through the end of January.) 

REMINDER! Look under “Pages” on the right hand side of this blog to find practice track recordings of each song as originally sung!

 

REMINDER! HERE IS THE NEWEST SEATING CHART 

THIS ONE AVOIDS ALL SPLITS OF SECOND SOPRANOS INTO 2NDS SINGING 1ST & 2NDS SINGING ALTO (AND THE SPLITS OF BARITONES INTO BARITONES SINGING BASS AND BARITONES SINGING TENOR) NOW, ALL 2ND SOPRANOS WILL COME OUT OF THE SOPRANO ONE SECTION. AND ALL BARITONES FROM THE LOW BASS SECTION…!

THINGS WILL BE A BIT LOPSIDED WHEN SINGING IN 2PTS THIS WAY, BUT IT WILL BE LESS OVER PARTS TO TEACH/LEARN IN REHEARSAL AND LESS OF ALL THAT CRAZY SPLITTING LIKE WE DID IN THE PREVIOUS REHEARSAL.

THIS WILL ALSO BETTER MATCH UP TO THE ONLINE PRACTICE SOFTWARE!

 

A GOOD NUMER OF YOU HAVE SWITCHED VOICE PARTS AND SEATS SO MAKE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT!

CLICK HERE: ADDAM’S FAMILY SEATING CHART *NEW* FOR TUES. 12_16 – Sheet1

 

FIRST/OLD SEATING CHART-FROM OUR FIRST REHEARSAL OF THE OPENING NUMBER: Addam’s Family Voice & Seating Chart

 

THIS WEEK’S VOCAL REHEARSALS

REMINDER! Bring your book/score AND a pencil AND a highlighter and a recording device (if you have one!)  to every rehearsal.

Thursday Dec. 18

3:00-4:00 AC, CC & Morticia; Vocals #16 & 16A (“Death…around corner”)
4:00-4:20 AC only ; Vocals #15 (“Opening Act 2″)
4:20-4:55 AC & Alice; Vocals # 13 (“Waiting”)
4:55-5:10 AC & Fester; Vocals #8,#8A (“But Love reprise”)
5:10-5:30 Fester only Vocals #3 (“Fester’s Manifesto”)

 

Full Cast=everyone comes to the rehearsal
A:= Addams family members (Gomez, Morticia, Lurch, Grandma, Wednesday, Fester & Pugsley)
AC= Ancestor chorus members
CC= Corpse Chorus members

***Please read schedule carefully. Last year we had to remove cast members for unexcused absences because they didn’t know they were supposed to be at rehearsal ****

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

elfcaroling.gif

REMINDER-TOMORROW NIGHT! Attention, Choir Members!!!

Our annual Caroling event around Norton Shores will be happening this upcoming Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 pm. It will last as long as people want to go caroling, but feel free to go home whenever! (:

We will be meeting in the St. Francis Church parking lot, and by 7:10, we will be off caroling to neighborhoods and houses.

It is always a great way to kick off Christmas and keep the Christmas spirit going. It is a great bonding experience for the choir, and it is a ton of fun.

We will be singing our favorite songs from tree, and make sure to dress for the weather!

A choir board member will now take a tally on how many people can attend.

Hope to see you all there!

-Your Student Executive Choir Board

 

d610_jessicaintherainbow 240

REMINDER! Jessica in The Rainbow ALBUM and TEES for SALE!  BUYING MUSIC IS FUN!  Happy Holidays!   Sooo my album isn’t going anywhere (ask the 20 remaining copies of my last album from 4 years ago…) BUT we’re going to stop reminding you about it soon (and you’ll probably be sad later when everyone has a personalized copy and you dont :(.  And wouldn’t you love to treat yourself to some mellow stress relief indie music this holiday season?  Or get it for your parents, or cool Aunt or Uncle?  Or older cousins in college who are literature majors (English lit types often like my music)… and each copy comes with a little handmade lyric booklet! (it makes a really cute kitchy gift)

OR here’s the old sales pitch that’s been on the blog for a month:

Are you one of those people who finds Jessica’s words about life or self-esteem or being yourself COMFORTING? :)  If so, you should buy her new album for ONLY $10!  It’s already been played on Grand Rapids radio (WYCE 88.1) and is getting a little buzz there.  If you are someone who stresses out over ridiculous unimportant things, you should listen to this on repeat for 6 months.  :)  But seriously, it’s mostly about the words.  And some amazing cello parts written by Hunter Zhao (worth the price alone) and beautiful vocals & fun instruments by Maddie & Daphne Jackson, Leah Uganski, Chloe Grigsby and more!  Support the independent arts.  Buy it for your parents for xmas.  Consider it a donation to a starving artist (disclaimer: this job doesn’t pay much, for someone in debt with a masters degree in music…).  I still have a few tshirts left for sale too.  THANKS EVERYONE!

Oh and like me on Facebook too, kay?  Bye!

https://www.facebook.com/jessicaintherainbow

(p.s. photo by Alex Baker Photography :)

 

 

Leah Uganski Showcase

REMINDER! Showcase and Collage Auditions will be here before you know it…FEB. 3rd to be exact! Once we come back from break, we will be one month away from auditions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 15

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

adopt a family

REMINDER-We can take gifts up until the beginning of the day today (Wednesday)!

We (the choir) are participating in “Adopt a Family” again this holiday season, a tradition at Mona Shores High School and a special tradition for the choir as well. We tend to adopt the largest family possible, due to us being a large family ourselves! Then, we collect donations of money and gifts for the family and pick a day to deliver them all. We gather at their doorstep first and sing carols and songs. It is often very touching, heartwarming and a real “feel good” moment for both us and the “adopted” family. The project is supposed to be done in 1st hour (and we will still do a majority of the work, including the gift wrapping), but all choirs are invited to donated as well as sing with us!

Here is a link to our family and their wish list:

CLICK HERE! 

 

REMINDER!  ALL CHOIR STUDENTS! Please join us for caroling and delivery of gifts this coming Wednesday, Dec. 17th. We will gather in the choir room at 4:30pm, load up our cars with people and gifts and head over to the family’s home. Maps will be provided.

 

NEW! Please sign up TODAY (Tuesday)  if you plan to go deliver and sing with us on Wednesday. Sign up by voice part. If you aren’t sure, don’t put your name on it.

 

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REMINDER! 

Carly Jibson MASTER CLASS at MSHS! 

Here is a link to a printable brochure. You need to fill out the bottom portion and return it to the choir office! 

CLICK HERE: Carly Jibson Master Class BROCHURE

NEW! Here is a link to Carly’s website if you are interested in further information!

CLICK HERE! 

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Carly’s credits include: Broadway: Cry Baby (Pepper Walker), Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad) Nat’l Tour: Hairspray 1st Nat’l (Tracy Turnblad) Off Broadway: Fat Camp (Daphne Daluca)  Regional: World Premier of Johnny Baseball, World premier of Andrew Lippa’s Asphalt Beach. World premier of Crash Nation. TV: “All My Children”. Carly just released her Debut EP “Best of me,” which can be found on itunes & CD BABY! She has also produced her own solo rock n’ roll cabaret which she wrote and starred in to sold out audiences at Joe’s Pub in NYC. She was the co-creator and producer of HEADLINERS at New York’s Le Poissen Rouge. She is currently residing in Los Angeles where she is writing a TV pilot and loving the sunshine.

 MASTER CLASS

Michigan native, Mona Shore’s alum Carly Jibson wants you to be the first to hear about an exciting opportunity! An exclusive, in depth, one on one, musical theater WORKSHOP with one of New York’s most successful Broadway actors!

This workshop offers each student an exclusive opportunity to discover their strengths and passion for musical theater. During a one-day, 4 hour intensive we will focus on what makes your student/child special and ultimately marketable in this industry. By individually assessing each student, we will bring out their authenticity and teach them how to celebrate what makes them unique.

This ONE TIME offer is available to YOU at the incredibly low price of $50.00 per student!  (Out in L.A. they pay over $200!)

WHEN: January 17th, 2015 12pm-4pm

WHERE: Mona Shore High School

What do expect from the class:

  •         Experience one on one singing/vocal instruction.

  •          Receive an individual acting evaluations.

  •          Assimilate how to choose, breakdown and approach appropriate material (both acting and voice) for auditions

  •          and/or college preparations.

  •          Master the ability to break down personal inhibitions and build confidence.

  •          Participate in a personal Q & A with Carly as she dissects the industry and how to navigate through it.

  •         AND SO MUCH MORE!

  • singing practice

REMINDER! Want to perform, work on your fear of performing or get yourself out there? Sign up to perform in class this week for fun! It can be anything!

travel picREMINDER!  Just a reminder…
PAST DUE: Monthly payments for NYC ($175) are due on the 10th. Please include your $10 late fee if you missed the payment.

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th.

DON’T FORGET! :)

ted talk

REMINDER!  “Hey mates it’s C Grigs – just wanted to throw it out there that I appreciate all of you tremendously and that if ya aren’t aware I gave a TEDxTalk for Muskegon (as the youngest they have ever had and the first person under 18) in November. Lots of gratitude for that.

Coming to you because: We are trying to get a local movement behind My Project and my Talk. I would really really be astounded and appreciative if you all would click on this link to WZZM 13 and write just a few sentences about my TED Talk, who I am, how you know me and what I’m attempting to do, or anything about the Project. It only takes approx 5 minutes

Here is the link to do the WZZM13 news tip:

http://static.wzzm13.com/NewsTip/

Here is the link to my TED Talk:

 http://youtu.be/WQC6jAVB4n4

If you’ve got it in you to share my story or hope to spread this message of more compassion for the human race and taking everyone we meet as our teacher – I’d dig your blurb to WZZM13 and any other effort to contribute to the movement. Onward

Thank you, tack, mahalo, merci – a universal thank you from me to you.

Love, Chloe Grigsby, Grade 11″

dvds

REMINDER: ORDER YOUR TREE DVD and/or “OFFICIAL” TREE PICTURES (from Radium Photo)! To order a DVD of this year’s Singing Christmas Tree, print the form below and either mail or return it!

The deadline for ordering both DVD’s and Tree Pictures is TODAY (Tuesday, Dec. 16th).

ORDER FORMS-With and Without Mailing Option 

 Original Tree DVD Order Form – includes mailing option-Best for DVD orders only as well as people needing the DVD mailed to them.

Tree DVD/PHOTO Order Form 2014-‘No mailing’ option form. Best for students and their parents and for Photo orders!

 

 

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REHEARSAL SCHEDULE!

CLICK HERE: Addams Family Rehearsal Schedule-(Full schedule, through the end of January.) 

NEW! Look under “Pages” on the right hand side of this blog to find practice track recordings of each song as originally sung!

 

NEW! HERE IS A NEW SEATING CHART FOR TONIGHT’S (TUES, DEC. 16TH) REHEARSAL.

THIS ONE AVOIDS ALL SPLITS OF SECOND SOPRANOS INTO 2NDS SINGING 1ST & 2NDS SINGING ALTO (AND THE SPLITS OF BARITONES INTO BARITONES SINGING BASS AND BARITONES SINGING TENOR) NOW, ALL 2ND SOPRANOS WILL COME OUT OF THE SOPRANO ONE SECTION. AND ALL BARITONES FROM THE LOW BASS SECTION…!

THINGS WILL BE A BIT LOPSIDED WHEN SINGING IN 2PTS THIS WAY, BUT IT WILL BE LESS OVER PARTS TO TEACH/LEARN IN REHEARSAL AND LESS OF ALL THAT CRAZY SPLITTING LIKE WE DID IN THE PREVIOUS REHEARSAL.

THIS WILL ALSO BETTER MATCH UP TO THE ONLINE PRACTICE SOFTWARE!

 

A GOOD NUMER OF YOU HAVE SWITCHED VOICE PARTS AND SEATS SO MAKE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT!

CLICK HERE: ADDAM’S FAMILY SEATING CHART *NEW* FOR TUES. 12_16 – Sheet1

 

FIRST/OLD SEATING CHART-FROM OUR FIRST REHEARSAL OF THE OPENING NUMBER: Addam’s Family Voice & Seating Chart

 

THIS WEEK’S VOCAL REHEARSALS

REMINDER! Bring your book/score AND a pencil AND a highlighter and a recording device (if you have one!)  to every rehearsal.

Tuesday Dec.16

3:00-3:30 FULL CAST Vocals #14 (“Full Disclosure Pt 2)
3:30-5:30 GOMEZ only (#’, 3A,4 5,6A,10,18,20,21)

Thursday Dec. 18

3:00-4:00 AC, CC & Morticia; Vocals #16 & 16A (“Death…around corner”)
4:00-4:20 AC only ; Vocals #15 (“Opening Act 2″)
4:20-4:55 AC & Alice; Vocals # 13 (“Waiting”)
4:55-5:10 AC & Fester; Vocals #8,#8A (“But Love reprise”)
5:10-5:30 Fester only Vocals #3 (“Fester’s Manifesto”)

 

Full Cast=everyone comes to the rehearsal
A:= Addams family members (Gomez, Morticia, Lurch, Grandma, Wednesday, Fester & Pugsley)
AC= Ancestor chorus members
CC= Corpse Chorus members

***Please read schedule carefully. Last year we had to remove cast members for unexcused absences because they didn’t know they were supposed to be at rehearsal ****

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

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NEW! Attention, Choir Members!!!

Our annual Caroling event around Norton Shores will be happening this upcoming Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 pm. It will last as long as people want to go caroling, but feel free to go home whenever! (:

We will be meeting in the St. Francis Church parking lot, and by 7:10, we will be off caroling to neighborhoods and houses.

It is always a great way to kick off Christmas and keep the Christmas spirit going. It is a great bonding experience for the choir, and it is a ton of fun.

We will be singing our favorite songs from tree, and make sure to dress for the weather!

A choir board member will now take a tally on how many people can attend.

Hope to see you all there!

-Your Student Executive Choir Board

 

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REMINDER! Jessica in The Rainbow ALBUM and TEES for SALE!  BUYING MUSIC IS FUN!  Happy Holidays!   Sooo my album isn’t going anywhere (ask the 20 remaining copies of my last album from 4 years ago…) BUT we’re going to stop reminding you about it soon (and you’ll probably be sad later when everyone has a personalized copy and you dont :(.  And wouldn’t you love to treat yourself to some mellow stress relief indie music this holiday season?  Or get it for your parents, or cool Aunt or Uncle?  Or older cousins in college who are literature majors (English lit types often like my music)… and each copy comes with a little handmade lyric booklet! (it makes a really cute kitchy gift)

OR here’s the old sales pitch that’s been on the blog for a month:

Are you one of those people who finds Jessica’s words about life or self-esteem or being yourself COMFORTING? :)  If so, you should buy her new album for ONLY $10!  It’s already been played on Grand Rapids radio (WYCE 88.1) and is getting a little buzz there.  If you are someone who stresses out over ridiculous unimportant things, you should listen to this on repeat for 6 months.  :)  But seriously, it’s mostly about the words.  And some amazing cello parts written by Hunter Zhao (worth the price alone) and beautiful vocals & fun instruments by Maddie & Daphne Jackson, Leah Uganski, Chloe Grigsby and more!  Support the independent arts.  Buy it for your parents for xmas.  Consider it a donation to a starving artist (disclaimer: this job doesn’t pay much, for someone in debt with a masters degree in music…).  I still have a few tshirts left for sale too.  THANKS EVERYONE!

Oh and like me on Facebook too, kay?  Bye!

https://www.facebook.com/jessicaintherainbow

(p.s. photo by Alex Baker Photography :)

 

 

Leah Uganski Showcase

REMINDER! Showcase and Collage Auditions will be here before you know it…FEB. 3rd to be exact! Once we come back from break, we will be one month away from auditions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 14

Monday, December 15, 2014

Student Executive Board

NEW! the Student Executive Choir Board has a meeting on Today, Monday, December 15 directly after school in the Choir Room.

Young Arts Pic

Below is a link to a YouTube video that explains a unique and brilliant program, called Young Arts:

CLICK HERE!

NEW! Special Congratulations to Kate Huizinga who was selected as a Finalist in the National Young Arts Foundation in the category Popular Voice. More than 11,000 people (this year) applied and 786 were selected in a variety of categories  She will be traveling to Miami, Florida to spend a week taking master classes and performing. Here is a link to the web site if you are interested in more information:

 

For further information, here is another link that to their website:

CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

adopt a family

REMINDER-Today (Monday) is the last day we can collect money. We can take gifts up until the end of the day tomorrow (Tuesday)!

We (the choir) are participating in “Adopt a Family” again this holiday season, a tradition at Mona Shores High School and a special tradition for the choir as well. We tend to adopt the largest family possible, due to us being a large family ourselves! Then, we collect donations of money and gifts for the family and pick a day to deliver them all. We gather at their doorstep first and sing carols and songs. It is often very touching, heartwarming and a real “feel good” moment for both us and the “adopted” family. The project is supposed to be done in 1st hour (and we will still do a majority of the work, including the gift wrapping), but all choirs are invited to donated as well as sing with us!

Here is a link to our family and their wish list:

CLICK HERE! 

NEW!  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION!  Hi this is Jessica.  I spoke with Stacy the mom… and received some additional information!

Mostly about Hudson and Jackson!
(as I asked for more details about their game systems
and music interests) 

Hudson has a Playstation 3
Jackson has an XBox 360.
Hudson likes rock & rock and pop.
Jackson likes Taylor Swift, wants the Frozen movie, likes Pink, and would love a stuffed Pokemon.
Jackson is autistic and loves a lot of things his sisters love (even My Little Pony).
Hudson broke his Minecraft and Mortal Kombat games this summer and would love to have them replaced :)
Hudson’s fave colors are black/red
Jackson’s are hot pink and other neon type colors :)
Due to a big move and transition in their life, all the kids would love new comforters or bedding.

CALEB!
Caleb (13 yr old) LOVES anything Pokemon!!
Forget about pop music, just go for Pokemon anything.
Faves are that he really wants a Pokemon poster, and to replace his Pokemon toothbrush that his grandma got him last year.
Also, Pokemon cards, toys, stuffed animals, etc.
He has a Nintendo DS Lite (about 4 years ago)
and REALLY wants a game called (?)
“Pokemon – Mystery Dungeon – Explorers of TIME”

 

NEW! More details from Mrs. Foley of things they would like (some might be repeats from above!):

final fantasy X or X2 or final fantasy fantasy 13 or 13-2 for Xbox 360

dead space for ps3 or Xbox 360

mortal Kombat for Xbox 360 or ps3

left 4 dead for ps3 or Xbox 360

super Mario or Pokemon  soul silver or Pokemon mystery dungeon explorers of time for Nintendo DS

REMINDER! Posted on the cabinet wall, is a hard copy of the above presentation. Each child has their “wish list”. Feel free to take note of what one (or more) kid(s) want and do some shopping. If you do purchase something for one of the family members, please write down what you purchased on the blank paper below the person’s name, so we don’t end up buying doubles.

NEW!  ALL CHOIR STUDENTS! Please join us for caroling and delivery of gifts this coming Wednesday, Dec. 17th. We will gather in the choir room at 4:30pm, load up our cars with people and gifts and head over to the family’s home. Maps will be provided.

Carly Jibson Pic

NEW! 

Carly Jibson MASTER CLASS at MSHS! 

Carly’s credits include: Broadway: Cry Baby (Pepper Walker), Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad) Nat’l Tour: Hairspray 1st Nat’l (Tracy Turnblad) Off Broadway: Fat Camp (Daphne Daluca)  Regional: World Premier of Johnny Baseball, World premier of Andrew Lippa’s Asphalt Beach. World premier of Crash Nation. TV: “All My Children”. Carly just released her Debut EP “Best of me,” which can be found on itunes & CD BABY! She has also produced her own solo rock n’ roll cabaret which she wrote and starred in to sold out audiences at Joe’s Pub in NYC. She was the co-creator and producer of HEADLINERS at New York’s Le Poissen Rouge. She is currently residing in Los Angeles where she is writing a TV pilot and loving the sunshine.

 MASTER CLASS

Michigan native, Mona Shore’s alum Carly Jibson wants you to be the first to hear about an exciting opportunity! An exclusive, in depth, one on one, musical theater WORKSHOP with one of New York’s most successful Broadway actors!

This workshop offers each student an exclusive opportunity to discover their strengths and passion for musical theater. During a one-day, 4 hour intensive we will focus on what makes your student/child special and ultimately marketable in this industry. By individually assessing each student, we will bring out their authenticity and teach them how to celebrate what makes them unique.

This ONE TIME offer is available to YOU at the incredibly low price of $50.00 per student!  (Out in L.A. they pay over $200!)

WHEN: January 17th, 2015 12pm-4pm

WHERE: Mona Shore High School

What do expect from the class:

  •         Experience one on one singing/vocal instruction.

  •          Receive an individual acting evaluations.

  •          Assimilate how to choose, breakdown and approach appropriate material (both acting and voice) for auditions

  •          and/or college preparations.

  •          Master the ability to break down personal inhibitions and build confidence.

  •          Participate in a personal Q & A with Carly as she dissects the industry and how to navigate through it.

  •         AND SO MUCH MORE!

  • singing practice

NEW! Want to perform, work on your fear of performing or get yourself out there? Sign up to perform in class this week for fun! It can be anything!

travel picREMINDER!  Just a reminder…
PAST DUE: Monthly payments for NYC ($175) are due on the 10th. Please include your $10 late fee if you missed the payment.

Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th.

DON’T FORGET! :)

ted talk

NEW!  “Hey mates it’s C Grigs – just wanted to throw it out there that I appreciate all of you tremendously and that if ya aren’t aware I gave a TEDxTalk for Muskegon (as the youngest they have ever had and the first person under 18) in November. Lots of gratitude for that.

Coming to you because: We are trying to get a local movement behind My Project and my Talk. I would really really be astounded and appreciative if you all would click on this link to WZZM 13 and write just a few sentences about my TED Talk, who I am, how you know me and what I’m attempting to do, or anything about the Project. It only takes approx 5 minutes

Here is the link to do the WZZM13 news tip:

http://static.wzzm13.com/NewsTip/

Here is the link to my TED Talk:

 http://youtu.be/WQC6jAVB4n4

If you’ve got it in you to share my story or hope to spread this message of more compassion for the human race and taking everyone we meet as our teacher – I’d dig your blurb to WZZM13 and any other effort to contribute to the movement. Onward

Thank you, tack, mahalo, merci – a universal thank you from me to you.

Love, Chloe Grigsby, Grade 11″

dvds

REMINDER: ORDER YOUR TREE DVD and/or “OFFICIAL” TREE PICTURES (from Radium Photo)! To order a DVD of this year’s Singing Christmas Tree, print the form below and either mail or return it!

The deadline for ordering both DVD’s and Tree Pictures is Tuesday, Dec. 16th.

ORDER FORMS-With and Without Mailing Option 

 Original Tree DVD Order Form – includes mailing option-Best for DVD orders only as well as people needing the DVD mailed to them.

Tree DVD/PHOTO Order Form 2014-‘No mailing’ option form. Best for students and their parents and for Photo orders!

 

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NEW! Mr. Lawton will now review the attendance logs from Tree week to seek clarification!

CLICK HERE! 

 

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REHEARSAL SCHEDULE!

CLICK HERE: Addams Family Rehearsal Schedule-(Full schedule, through the end of January.)

REMINDER! Bring your book/score AND a pencil AND a highlighter and a recording device (if you have one!)  to every rehearsal. 

REMINDER!! Here is your seating/voice placement chart for this our upcoming group rehearsals: 

CLICK HERE!

If you have any troubles with the link above for the voice/seating chart, this PDF version should work! 

Addam’s Family Voice & Seating Chart – USE THIS ONE!

 

THIS WEEK’S VOCAL REHEARSALS

 

Tuesday Dec.16

3:00-3:30 FULL CAST Vocals #14 (“Full Disclosure Pt 2)
3:30-5:30 GOMEZ only (#’, 3A,4 5,6A,10,18,20,21)

Thursday Dec. 18

3:00-4:00 AC, CC & Morticia; Vocals #16 & 16A (“Death…around corner”)
4:00-4:20 AC only ; Vocals #15 (“Opening Act 2″)
4:20-4:55 AC & Alice; Vocals # 13 (“Waiting”)
4:55-5:10 AC & Fester; Vocals #8,#8A (“But Love reprise”)
5:10-5:30 Fester only Vocals #3 (“Fester’s Manifesto”)

 

Full Cast=everyone comes to the rehearsal
A:= Addams family members (Gomez, Morticia, Lurch, Grandma, Wednesday, Fester & Pugsley)
AC= Ancestor chorus members
CC= Corpse Chorus members

***Please read schedule carefully. Last year we had to remove cast members for unexcused absences because they didn’t know they were supposed to be at rehearsal ****

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

 

Remind

REMINDER-GET ALLEGRO TEXT MESSAGE UPDATES HERE! Allegros, please take a moment right now to join REMIND, so I can keep you up to date with stuff via text message!

REMIND invite

 

email

 

REMINDER-GET ON THE ALLEGROS EMAIL LIST NOW! Allegros, would you also please do this quick Google “survey” in order that we have your correct email on file? Thanks!

GO HERE TO ENTER YOUR EMAIL! 

 

rocs

REMINDER-DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE SO YOU CAN PRACTICE AT HOME HERE! Attention Allegros! Here is the link to download the software needed to run your “Show Ready” practice tracks!

https://rightoncueservices.com/index.php/rocs-downloads

There is also a secret code you will need to type in (exactly as it it typed on the sheet we are providing you), which we will give you in class today!

If you need help understanding this downloading process, follow this link to a YouTube video of how it is done:

https://www.rightoncueservices.com/index.php/support

 

If you still need help, email this person:

 jameson@rightoncueservices.com

 

facebook

REMINDER! Thanks to Nick Garvey for creating this year’s Facebook Group Page for Addams Family! Most of you have been put in there already but there are few who we still need (if you have an FB—Not required, but another way of keeping in touch).

 

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REMINDER! Jessica in The Rainbow ALBUM and TEES for SALE!  BUYING MUSIC IS FUN!  Happy Holidays!   Sooo my album isn’t going anywhere (ask the 20 remaining copies of my last album from 4 years ago…) BUT we’re going to stop reminding you about it soon (and you’ll probably be sad later when everyone has a personalized copy and you dont :(.  And wouldn’t you love to treat yourself to some mellow stress relief indie music this holiday season?  Or get it for your parents, or cool Aunt or Uncle?  Or older cousins in college who are literature majors (English lit types often like my music)… and each copy comes with a little handmade lyric booklet! (it makes a really cute kitchy gift)

OR here’s the old sales pitch that’s been on the blog for a month:

Are you one of those people who finds Jessica’s words about life or self-esteem or being yourself COMFORTING? :)  If so, you should buy her new album for ONLY $10!  It’s already been played on Grand Rapids radio (WYCE 88.1) and is getting a little buzz there.  If you are someone who stresses out over ridiculous unimportant things, you should listen to this on repeat for 6 months.  :)  But seriously, it’s mostly about the words.  And some amazing cello parts written by Hunter Zhao (worth the price alone) and beautiful vocals & fun instruments by Maddie & Daphne Jackson, Leah Uganski, Chloe Grigsby and more!  Support the independent arts.  Buy it for your parents for xmas.  Consider it a donation to a starving artist (disclaimer: this job doesn’t pay much, for someone in debt with a masters degree in music…).  I still have a few tshirts left for sale too.  THANKS EVERYONE!

Oh and like me on Facebook too, kay?  Bye!

https://www.facebook.com/jessicaintherainbow

(p.s. photo by Alex Baker Photography :)

 

 

Leah Uganski Showcase

REMINDER! Showcase and Collage Auditions will be here before you know it…FEB. 3rd to be exact! Once we come back from break, we will be one month away from auditions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 11

Friday, December 12, 2014

adopt a family

REMINDER-Today and Monday are the last days we can collect money. We can take gifts up until the end of the day Tuesday! We (the choir) are participating in “Adopt a Family” again this holiday season, a tradition at Mona Shores High School and a special tradition for the choir as well. We tend to adopt the largest family possible, due to us being a large family ourselves! Then, we collect donations of money and gifts for the family and pick a day to deliver them all. We gather at their doorstep first and sing carols and songs. It is often very touching, heartwarming and a real “feel good” moment for both us and the “adopted” family. The project is supposed to be done in 1st hour (and we will still do a majority of the work, including the gift wrapping), but all choirs are invited to donated as well as sing with us!

Here is a link to our family and their wish list:

CLICK HERE! 

NEW!  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION!  Hi this is Jessica.  I spoke with Stacy the mom yesterday… and received some new information!

Mostly about Hudson and Jackson!
(as I asked for more details about their game systems
and music interests) 

Hudson has a Playstation 3
Jackson has an XBox 360.
Hudson likes rock & rock and pop.
Jackson likes Taylor Swift, wants the Frozen movie, likes Pink, and would love a stuffed Pokemon.
Jackson is autistic and loves a lot of things his sisters love (even My Little Pony).
Hudson broke his Minecraft and Mortal Kombat games this summer and would love to have them replaced :)
Hudson’s fave colors are black/red
Jackson’s are hot pink and other neon type colors :)
Due to a big move and transition in their life, all the kids would love new comforters or bedding.

CALEB!
Caleb (13 yr old) LOVES anything Pokemon!!
Forget about pop music, just go for Pokemon anything.
Faves are that he really wants a Pokemon poster, and to replace his Pokemon toothbrush that his grandma got him last year.
Also, Pokemon cards, toys, stuffed animals, etc.
He has a Nintendo DS Lite (about 4 years ago)
and REALLY wants a game called (?)
“Pokemon – Mystery Dungeon – Explorers of TIME”

REMINDER! Posted on the cabinet wall, is a hard copy of the above presentation. Each child has their “wish list”. Feel free to take note of what one (or more) kid(s) want and do some shopping. If you do purchase something for one of the family members, please write down what you purchased on the blank paper below the person’s name, so we don’t end up buying doubles.

NEW!  ALL CHOIR STUDENTS! Please join us for caroling and delivery of gifts this coming Wednesday, Dec. 17th. We will gather in the choir room at 4:30pm, load up our cars with people and gifts and head over to the family’s home. Maps will be provided.

travel picREMINDER!  Just a reminder…
PAST DUE: Monthly payments for NYC ($175) are due on the 10th. Please include your $10 late fee if you missed the payment.
Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th.

DON’T FORGET! :)
Tree Pic 2014

 SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE PUBLICITY!

NEW! A couple (among many I have received) cool comments for the Singing Christmas Tree–These two are from the Facebook Page (thanks Janet Boerema for pointing these out!):

___________________________________________________

“We saw you on TV last year and drove from Columbus OH for the 12/6/14, 3 pm show. What a lovely show guys. Thank you for keeping the Christmas tradition alive in such a spectacular way!”

___________________________________________________

Here is another message that just came in to the Tree Facebook page. This is from a woman who has never seen the Tree before, who said she had just heard about Tree for the first time earlier this week, and who was thrilled to be able to get the very last seat available for the Saturday matinee… way up in the last row of the upper balcony. She wrote:

“It was mesmerizing from start to finish. Well planned, lots of variety, from exciting computerized light show to moving candlelight portion. Excellent choir! So enthralled that I bought the dvd to show family & friends.”

__________________________________________________

mlive

REMINDER! We made the Muskegon Chronicle and MLIVE!

Follow this link to check it out:

CLICK HERE

REMINDER! MLIVE Was at our opening night last night and shot these cool pics!

CLICK HERE! 

NEW! In the Sunday paper, there was an article featuring this year’s Angel, Marion Oldaker!

CLICK HERE! 

NEW!! An MLive article about how high school activities such as football and the MSHS Singing Christmas Tree unite our community!

CLICK HERE! 

REMINDER! The Quarter Notes were on the radio Wednesday Morning: Here is a link to the interview and their singing!

CLICK HERE! 

fox news

REMINDER! They were also on Fox TV News Thursday Morning!

CLICK HERE! 

 

wgvu moring show

REMINDER! Mr. Lawton being interviewed on Shelley Irwin’s WGVU Morning Show Wednesday morning as well!

CLICK HERE! 

 

REMINDER! A link to a Travel Company that is selling packages to come and see us!

CLICK HERE!

 

dvds

REMINDER: ORDER YOUR TREE DVD and/or “OFFICIAL” TREE PICTURES (from Radium Photo)! To order a DVD of this year’s Singing Christmas Tree, print the form below and either mail or return it!

The deadline for ordering both DVD’s and Tree Pictures is Tuesday, Dec. 16th.

ORDER FORMS-With and Without Mailing Option 

 Original Tree DVD Order Form – includes mailing option-Best for DVD orders only as well as people needing the DVD mailed to them.

Tree DVD/PHOTO Order Form 2014-‘No mailing’ option form. Best for students and their parents and for Photo orders!

 

ADDAMS Portrait_RGB_sm

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE!

CLICK HERE: Addams Family Rehearsal Schedule-(Full schedule, through the end of January.)

REMINDER! Bring your book/score AND a pencil AND a highlighter and a recording device (if you have one!)  to every rehearsal. 

REMINDER!! Here is your seating/voice placement chart for this our upcoming group rehearsals: 

CLICK HERE!

If you have any troubles with the link above for the voice/seating chart, this PDF version should work! 

Addam’s Family Voice & Seating Chart – USE THIS ONE!

 

NEXT WEEKS VOCAL REHEARSALS

 

Tuesday Dec.16

3:00-3:30 FULL CAST Vocals #14 “Full Disclosure Pt 2)
3:30-5:30 GOMEZ only (#’, 3A,4 5,6A,10,18,20,21

Thursday Dec. 18

3:00-4:00 AC, CC & Morticia; Vocals #16 & 16A (Death…around corner)
4:00-4:20 AC only ; Vocals #15 (“opening Act 2)
4:20-4:55 AC & Alice; Vocals # 13 (“Waiting”)
4:55-5:10 AC & Fester; Vocals #8,#8A (“But Love reprise”)
5:10-5:30 Fester only Vocals #3 (“Fester’s Manifesto)

 

Full Cast=everyone comes to the rehearsal
A:= Addams family members (Gomez, Morticia, Lurch, Grandma, Wednesday, Fester & Pugsley)
AC= Ancestor chorus members
CC= Corpse Chorus members

***Please read schedule carefully. Last year we had to remove cast members for unexcused absences because they didn’t know they were supposed to be at rehearsal ****

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

 

Remind

REMINDER-GET ALLEGRO TEXT MESSAGE UPDATES HERE! Allegros, please take a moment right now to join REMIND, so I can keep you up to date with stuff via text message!

REMIND invite

 

email

 

REMINDER-GET ON THE ALLEGROS EMAIL LIST NOW! Allegros, would you also please do this quick Google “survey” in order that we have your correct email on file? Thanks!

GO HERE TO ENTER YOUR EMAIL! 

 

rocs

REMINDER-DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE SO YOU CAN PRACTICE AT HOME HERE! Attention Allegros! Here is the link to download the software needed to run your “Show Ready” practice tracks!

https://rightoncueservices.com/index.php/rocs-downloads

There is also a secret code you will need to type in (exactly as it it typed on the sheet we are providing you), which we will give you in class today!

If you need help understanding this downloading process, follow this link to a YouTube video of how it is done:

https://www.rightoncueservices.com/index.php/support

 

If you still need help, email this person:

 jameson@rightoncueservices.com

 

facebook

REMINDER! Thanks to Nick Garvey for creating this year’s Facebook Group Page for Addams Family! Most of you have been put in there already but there are few who we still need (if you have an FB—Not required, but another way of keeping in touch).

 

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REMINDER!  Jessica Fogle aka Jessica in The Rainbow is about to host her 3rd and final CD release show in Chicago (November 30th) and after that the album will be available online via Bandcamp.  In the meantime, here’s her final sales pitch to you… are you one of those people who finds Jessica’s words about life or self-esteem or being yourself COMFORTING? :)  If so, you should buy this album for ONLY $10!  It’s already been played on Grand Rapids radio (WYCE 88.1) and is getting a little buzz there.  If you are someone who stresses out over ridiculous unimportant things, you should listen to this on repeat for 6 months.  :)  But seriously, it’s mostly about the words.  And some amazing cello parts written by Hunter Zhao (worth the price alone).  Support the independent arts.  Buy it for your parents for xmas.  Consider it a donation to a starving artist (disclaimer: this job doesn’t pay much, for someone in debt with a masters degree in music…).  I still have a few tshirts left for sale too.  THANKS EVERYONE! Oh and like me on Facebook too, kay?  Bye!

https://www.facebook.com/jessicaintherainbow

(p.s. photo by Alex Baker Photography :)

 

 

Leah Uganski Showcase

REMINDER! Showcase and Collage Auditions will be here before you know it…FEB. 3rd to be exact! Once we come back from break, we will be one month away from auditions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 10

Thursday, December 11, 2014

adopt a family

REMINDER! We (the choir) are participating in “Adopt a Family” again this holiday season, a tradition at Mona Shores High School and a special tradition for the choir as well. We tend to adopt the largest family possible, due to us being a large family ourselves! Then, we collect donations of money and gifts for the family and pick a day to deliver them all. We gather at their doorstep first and sing carols and songs. It is often very touching, heartwarming and a real “feel good” moment for both us and the “adopted” family. The project is supposed to be done in 1st hour (and we will still do a majority of the work, including the gift wrapping), but all choirs are invited to donated as well as sing with us!

Here is a link to our family and their wish list:

CLICK HERE! 

NEW!  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION!  Hi this is Jessica.  I spoke with Stacy the mom yesterday… and received some new information!

Mostly about Hudson and Jackson!
(as I asked for more details about their game systems
and music interests) 

Hudson has a Playstation 3
Jackson has an XBox 360.
Hudson likes rock & rock and pop.
Jackson likes Taylor Swift, wants the Frozen movie, likes Pink, and would love a stuffed Pokemon.
Jackson is autistic and loves a lot of things his sisters love (even My Little Pony).
Hudson broke his Minecraft and Mortal Kombat games this summer and would love to have them replaced :)
Hudson’s fave colors are black/red
Jackson’s are hot pink and other neon type colors :)
Due to a big move and transition in their life, all the kids would love new comforters or bedding.

Also, NEW (since 2nd hour Thursday – I called again)…

CALEB!
Caleb (13 yr old) LOVES anything Pokemon!!
Forget about pop music, just go for Pokemon anything.
Faves are that he really wants a Pokemon poster, and to replace his Pokemon toothbrush that his grandma got him last year.
Also, Pokemon cards, toys, stuffed animals, etc.
He has a Nintendo DS Lite (about 4 years ago)
and REALLY wants a game called (?)
“Pokemon – Mystery Dungeon – Explorers of TIME”

REMINDER! Posted on the cabinet wall, is a hard copy of the above presentation. Each child has their “wish list”. Feel free to take note of what one (or more) kid(s) want and do some shopping. If you do purchase something for one of the family members, please write down what you purchased on the blank paper below the person’s name, so we don’t end up buying doubles.

NEW!  ALL CHOIR STUDENTS! Please join us for caroling and delivery of gifts this coming Wednesday, Dec. 17th. We will gather in the choir room at 4:30pm, load up our cars with people and gifts and head over to the family’s home. Maps will be provided.

travel picREMINDER!  Just a reminder…
PAST DUE: Monthly payments for NYC ($175) are due on the 10th.
Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th.

DON’T FORGET! :)
Tree Pic 2014

 SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE PUBLICITY!

NEW! A couple (among many I have received) cool comments for the Singing Christmas Tree–These two are from the Facebook Page (thanks Janet Boerema for pointing these out!):

___________________________________________________

“We saw you on TV last year and drove from Columbus OH for the 12/6/14, 3 pm show. What a lovely show guys. Thank you for keeping the Christmas tradition alive in such a spectacular way!”

___________________________________________________

Here is another message that just came in to the Tree Facebook page. This is from a woman who has never seen the Tree before, who said she had just heard about Tree for the first time earlier this week, and who was thrilled to be able to get the very last seat available for the Saturday matinee… way up in the last row of the upper balcony. She wrote:

“It was mesmerizing from start to finish. Well planned, lots of variety, from exciting computerized light show to moving candlelight portion. Excellent choir! So enthralled that I bought the dvd to show family & friends.”

__________________________________________________

mlive

REMINDER! We made the Muskegon Chronicle and MLIVE!

Follow this link to check it out:

CLICK HERE

REMINDER! MLIVE Was at our opening night last night and shot these cool pics!

CLICK HERE! 

NEW! In the Sunday paper, there was an article featuring this year’s Angel, Marion Oldaker!

CLICK HERE! 

NEW!! An MLive article about how high school activities such as football and the MSHS Singing Christmas Tree unite our community!

CLICK HERE! 

REMINDER! The Quarter Notes were on the radio Wednesday Morning: Here is a link to the interview and their singing!

CLICK HERE! 

fox news

REMINDER! They were also on Fox TV News Thursday Morning!

CLICK HERE! 

 

wgvu moring show

REMINDER! Mr. Lawton being interviewed on Shelley Irwin’s WGVU Morning Show Wednesday morning as well!

CLICK HERE! 

 

REMINDER! A link to a Travel Company that is selling packages to come and see us!

CLICK HERE!

 

dvds

REMINDER: ORDER YOUR TREE DVD and/or “OFFICIAL” TREE PICTURES (from Radium Photo)! To order a DVD of this year’s Singing Christmas Tree, print the form below and either mail or return it! The deadline for ordering both DVD’s and Tree Pictures is Tuesday, Dec. 16th.

ORDER FORMS-With and Without Mailing Option 

 Original Tree DVD Order Form – includes mailing option-Best for DVD orders only as well as people needing the DVD mailed to them.

Tree DVD/PHOTO Order Form 2014-‘No mailing’ option form. Best for students and their parents and for Photo orders!

 

ADDAMS Portrait_RGB_sm

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE!

CLICK HERE: Addams Family Rehearsal Schedule-(Full schedule, through the end of January.)

 

UPCOMING REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Full Cast=everyone comes to the rehearsal
A:= Addams family members (Gomez, Morticia, Lurch, Grandma, Wednesday, Fester & Pugsley)
AC= Ancestor chorus members
CC= Corpse Chorus members

***Please read schedule carefully. Last year we had to remove cast members for unexcused absences because they didn’t know they were supposed to be at rehearsal ****

Thursday Dec. 11:

3:00-5:15 FULL CAST — Vocals #2 (“when you’re an Addams) & #24/Bows
(yes this includes Mal, Alice and Lucas on #24)
5:15-5:30 A & AC only—Vocals #1 (Overture)

 

NEW! Bring your book/score AND a pencil AND a highlighter to Thursday’s rehearsal. 

NEW!! Here is your seating/voice placement chart for this Thursday’s rehearsal:

 CLICK HERE! (updated 12/9/14 at 6:34pm)

If you have any troubles with the link above, this PDF version should work! 

Addam’s Family Cast List – USE THIS ONE! -2

Tuesday Dec.16

3:00-3:30 FULL CAST Vocals #14 “Full Disclosure Pt 2)
3:30-5:30 GOMEZ only (#’, 3A,4 5,6A,10,18,20,21

Thursday Dec. 18

3:00-4:00 AC, CC & Morticia; Vocals #16 & 16A (Death…around corner)
4:00-4:20 AC only ; Vocals #15 (“opening Act 2)
4:20-4:55 AC & Alice; Vocals # 13 (“Waiting”)
4:55-5:10 AC & Fester; Vocals #8,#8A (“But Love reprise”)
5:10-5:30 Fester only Vocals #3 (“Fester’s Manifesto)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

 

Remind

REMINDER-GET ALLEGRO TEXT MESSAGE UPDATES HERE! Allegros, please take a moment right now to join REMIND, so I can keep you up to date with stuff via text message!

REMIND invite

 

email

 

REMINDER-GET ON THE ALLEGROS EMAIL LIST NOW! Allegros, would you also please do this quick Google “survey” in order that we have your correct email on file? Thanks!

GO HERE TO ENTER YOUR EMAIL! 

rocs

REMINDER-DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE SO YOU CAN PRACTICE AT HOME HERE! Attention Allegros! Here is the link to download the software needed to run your “Show Ready” practice tracks!

https://rightoncueservices.com/index.php/rocs-downloads

There is also a secret code you will need to type in (exactly as it it typed on the sheet we are providing you), which we will give you in class today!

If you need help understanding this downloading process, follow this link to a YouTube video of how it is done:

https://www.rightoncueservices.com/index.php/support

 

If you still need help, email this person:

 jameson@rightoncueservices.com

 

facebook

REMINDER! Thanks to Nick Garvey for creating this year’s Facebook Group Page for Addams Family! Most of you have been put in there already but there are few who we still need (if you have an FB—Not required, but another way of keeping in touch).

 

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REMINDER!  Jessica Fogle aka Jessica in The Rainbow is about to host her 3rd and final CD release show in Chicago (November 30th) and after that the album will be available online via Bandcamp.  In the meantime, here’s her final sales pitch to you… are you one of those people who finds Jessica’s words about life or self-esteem or being yourself COMFORTING? :)  If so, you should buy this album for ONLY $10!  It’s already been played on Grand Rapids radio (WYCE 88.1) and is getting a little buzz there.  If you are someone who stresses out over ridiculous unimportant things, you should listen to this on repeat for 6 months.  :)  But seriously, it’s mostly about the words.  And some amazing cello parts written by Hunter Zhao (worth the price alone).  Support the independent arts.  Buy it for your parents for xmas.  Consider it a donation to a starving artist (disclaimer: this job doesn’t pay much, for someone in debt with a masters degree in music…).  I still have a few tshirts left for sale too.  THANKS EVERYONE! Oh and like me on Facebook too, kay?  Bye!

https://www.facebook.com/jessicaintherainbow

(p.s. photo by Alex Baker Photography :)

 

 

Leah Uganski Showcase

REMINDER! Showcase and Collage Auditions will be here before you know it…FEB. 3rd to be exact! Once we come back from break, we will be one month away from auditions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 10

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

singing christmas tree

REMINDER! A very special thanks to all the Tree volunteers for making this year’s event a whopping success! You were amazing!

adopt a family

REMINDER! We (the choir) are participating in “Adopt a Family” again this holiday season, a tradition at Mona Shores High School and a special tradition for the choir as well. We tend to adopt the largest family possible, due to us being a large family ourselves! Then, we collect donations of money and gifts for the family and pick a day to deliver them all. We gather at their doorstep first and sing carols and songs. It is often very touching, heartwarming and a real “feel good” moment for both us and the “adopted” family. The project is supposed to be done in 1st hour (and we will still do a majority of the work, including the gift wrapping), but all choirs are invited to donated as well as sing with us!

Here is a link to our family and their wish list:

CLICK HERE! 

REMINDER! Posted on the cabinet wall, is a hard copy of the above presentation. Each child has their “wish list”. Feel free to take note of what one (or more) kid(s) want and do some shopping. If you do purchase something for one of the family members, please write down what you purchased on the blank paper below the person’s name, so we don’t end up buying doubles.

washing-on-line

REMINDER! Want to wash your choir uniform?  Well now you can!  Here’s how: wash it in COLD WATER, and HANG DRY.
You’re welcome.

travel picNEW!  Just a reminder…
Monthly payments for NYC ($175) are due on the 10th.
Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th.

DON’T FORGET! :)
Tree Pic 2014

 SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE PUBLICITY!

NEW! A couple (among many I have received) cool comments for the Singing Christmas Tree–These two are from the Facebook Page (thanks Janet Boerema for pointing these out!):

___________________________________________________

“We saw you on TV last year and drove from Columbus OH for the 12/6/14, 3 pm show. What a lovely show guys. Thank you for keeping the Christmas tradition alive in such a spectacular way!”

___________________________________________________

Here is another message that just came in to the Tree Facebook page. This is from a woman who has never seen the Tree before, who said she had just heard about Tree for the first time earlier this week, and who was thrilled to be able to get the very last seat available for the Saturday matinee… way up in the last row of the upper balcony. She wrote:

“It was mesmerizing from start to finish. Well planned, lots of variety, from exciting computerized light show to moving candlelight portion. Excellent choir! So enthralled that I bought the dvd to show family & friends.”

__________________________________________________

mlive

REMINDER! We made the Muskegon Chronicle and MLIVE!

Follow this link to check it out:

CLICK HERE

REMINDER! MLIVE Was at our opening night last night and shot these cool pics!

CLICK HERE! 

NEW! In the Sunday paper, there was an article featuring this year’s Angel, Marion Oldaker!

CLICK HERE! 

NEW!! An MLive article about how high school activities such as football and the MSHS Singing Christmas Tree unite our community!

CLICK HERE! 

REMINDER! The Quarter Notes were on the radio Wednesday Morning: Here is a link to the interview and their singing!

CLICK HERE! 

fox news

REMINDER! They were also on Fox TV News Thursday Morning!

CLICK HERE! 

 

wgvu moring show

REMINDER! Mr. Lawton being interviewed on Shelley Irwin’s WGVU Morning Show Wednesday morning as well!

CLICK HERE! 

 

REMINDER! A link to a Travel Company that is selling packages to come and see us!

CLICK HERE!

Ornament

REMINDER! Anyone wanting an extra program or two (for your graduation open house “shrines” or just as something to collect), the extras are in the front of the classroom in the cardboard boxes.

 

dvds

REMINDER: ORDER YOUR TREE DVD and/or “OFFICIAL” TREE PICTURES (from Radium Photo)! To order a DVD of this year’s Singing Christmas Tree, print the form below and either mail or return it! The deadline for ordering both DVD’s and Tree Pictures is Tuesday, Dec. 16th.

ORDER FORMS-With and Without Mailing Option 

 Original Tree DVD Order Form – includes mailing option-Best for DVD orders only as well as people needing the DVD mailed to them.

Tree DVD/PHOTO Order Form 2014-‘No mailing’ option form. Best for students and their parents and for Photo orders!

 

con fuocohume home

NEW! Special thanks to Con Fuoco, who sang yesterday for the Tree lighting ceremony at the Hume Home Assisted Living Facility…a wonderful way to give of your time and talents!

 

ADDAMS Portrait_RGB_sm

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE!

CLICK HERE: Addams Family Rehearsal Schedule-(Full schedule, through the end of January.)

 

UPCOMING REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Full Cast=everyone comes to the rehearsal
A:= Addams family members (Gomez, Morticia, Lurch, Grandma, Wednesday, Fester & Pugsley)
AC= Ancestor chorus members
CC= Corpse Chorus members

***Please read schedule carefully. Last year we had to remove cast members for unexcused absences because they didn’t know they were supposed to be at rehearsal ****

Thursday Dec. 11:

3:00-5:15 FULL CAST — Vocals #2 (“when you’re an Addams) & #24/Bows
(yes this includes Mal, Alice and Lucas on #24)
5:15-5:30 A & AC only—Vocals #1 (Overture)

 

NEW! Bring your book/score AND a pencil AND a highlighter to Thursday’s rehearsal. 

NEW!! Here is your seating/voice placement chart for this Thursday’s rehearsal:

 CLICK HERE! (updated 12/9/14 at 6:34pm)

If you have any troubles with the link above, this PDF version should work! 

Addam’s Family Cast List – USE THIS ONE! -2

Tuesday Dec.16

3:00-3:30 FULL CAST Vocals #14 “Full Disclosure Pt 2)
3:30-5:30 GOMEZ only (#’, 3A,4 5,6A,10,18,20,21

Thursday Dec. 18

3:00-4:00 AC, CC & Morticia; Vocals #16 & 16A (Death…around corner)
4:00-4:20 AC only ; Vocals #15 (“opening Act 2)
4:20-4:55 AC & Alice; Vocals # 13 (“Waiting”)
4:55-5:10 AC & Fester; Vocals #8,#8A (“But Love reprise”)
5:10-5:30 Fester only Vocals #3 (“Fester’s Manifesto)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

 

Remind

REMINDER-GET ALLEGRO TEXT MESSAGE UPDATES HERE! Allegros, please take a moment right now to join REMIND, so I can keep you up to date with stuff via text message!

REMIND invite

 

email

 

REMINDER-GET ON THE ALLEGROS EMAIL LIST NOW! Allegros, would you also please do this quick Google “survey” in order that we have your correct email on file? Thanks!

GO HERE TO ENTER YOUR EMAIL! 

rocs

REMINDER-DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE SO YOU CAN PRACTICE AT HOME HERE! Attention Allegros! Here is the link to download the software needed to run your “Show Ready” practice tracks!

https://rightoncueservices.com/index.php/rocs-downloads

There is also a secret code you will need to type in (exactly as it it typed on the sheet we are providing you), which we will give you in class today!

If you need help understanding this downloading process, follow this link to a YouTube video of how it is done:

https://www.rightoncueservices.com/index.php/support

 

If you still need help, email this person:

 jameson@rightoncueservices.com

 

facebook

REMINDER! Thanks to Nick Garvey for creating this year’s Facebook Group Page for Addams Family! Most of you have been put in there already but there are few who we still need (if you have an FB—Not required, but another way of keeping in touch).

 

d610_jessicaintherainbow 240

REMINDER!  Jessica Fogle aka Jessica in The Rainbow is about to host her 3rd and final CD release show in Chicago (November 30th) and after that the album will be available online via Bandcamp.  In the meantime, here’s her final sales pitch to you… are you one of those people who finds Jessica’s words about life or self-esteem or being yourself COMFORTING? :)  If so, you should buy this album for ONLY $10!  It’s already been played on Grand Rapids radio (WYCE 88.1) and is getting a little buzz there.  If you are someone who stresses out over ridiculous unimportant things, you should listen to this on repeat for 6 months.  :)  But seriously, it’s mostly about the words.  And some amazing cello parts written by Hunter Zhao (worth the price alone).  Support the independent arts.  Buy it for your parents for xmas.  Consider it a donation to a starving artist (disclaimer: this job doesn’t pay much, for someone in debt with a masters degree in music…).  I still have a few tshirts left for sale too.  THANKS EVERYONE! Oh and like me on Facebook too, kay?  Bye!

https://www.facebook.com/jessicaintherainbow

(p.s. photo by Alex Baker Photography :)

 

 

Leah Uganski Showcase

REMINDER! Showcase and Collage Auditions will be here before you know it…FEB. 3rd to be exact! Once we come back from break, we will be one month away from auditions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 08

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

singing christmas tree

REMINDER! A very special thanks to all the Tree volunteers for making this year’s event a whopping success! You were amazing!

adopt a family

NEW! We (the choir) are planning to participate in “Adopt a Family” again this holiday season, a tradition at Mona Shores High School and a special tradition for the choir as well. We tend to adopt the largest family possible, due to us being a large family ourselves! Then, we collect donations of money and gifts for the family and pick a day to deliver them all. We gather at their doorstep first and sing carols and songs. It is often very touching, heartwarming and a real “feel good” moment for both us and the “adopted” family. The project is supposed to be done in 1st hour (and we will still do a majority of the work, including the gift wrapping), but all choirs are invited to donated as well as sing with us!

Here is a link to our family and their wish list:

CLICK HERE! 

NEW! Posted on the cabinet wall, is a hard copy of the above presentation. Each child has their “wish list”. Feel free to take note of what one (or more) kid(s) want and do some shopping. If you do purchase something for one of the family members, please write down what you purchased on the blank paper below the person’s name, so we don’t end up buying doubles.

washing-on-line

NEW! Want to wash your choir uniform?  Well now you can!  Here’s how: wash it in COLD WATER, and HANG DRY.
You’re welcome.

travel picNEW!  Just a reminder…
Monthly payments for NYC ($175) are due on the 10th.
Monthly payments for France/Spain ($150) are due on the 30th.

DON’T FORGET! :)
Tree Pic 2014

 SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE PUBLICITY!

NEW! A couple (among many I have received) cool comments for the Singing Christmas Tree–These two are from the Facebook Page (thanks Janet Boerema for pointing these out!):

___________________________________________________

“We saw you on TV last year and drove from Columbus OH for the 12/6/14, 3 pm show. What a lovely show guys. Thank you for keeping the Christmas tradition alive in such a spectacular way!”

___________________________________________________

Here is another message that just came in to the Tree Facebook page. This is from a woman who has never seen the Tree before, who said she had just heard about Tree for the first time earlier this week, and who was thrilled to be able to get the very last seat available for the Saturday matinee… way up in the last row of the upper balcony. She wrote:

“It was mesmerizing from start to finish. Well planned, lots of variety, from exciting computerized light show to moving candlelight portion. Excellent choir! So enthralled that I bought the dvd to show family & friends.”

__________________________________________________

mlive

REMINDER! We made the Muskegon Chronicle and MLIVE!

Follow this link to check it out:

CLICK HERE

REMINDER! MLIVE Was at our opening night last night and shot these cool pics!

CLICK HERE! 

NEW! In the Sunday paper, there was an article featuring this year’s Angel, Marion Oldaker!

CLICK HERE! 

NEW!! An MLive article about how high school activities such as football and the MSHS Singing Christmas Tree unite our community!

CLICK HERE! 

REMINDER! The Quarter Notes were on the radio Wednesday Morning: Here is a link to the interview and their singing!

CLICK HERE! 

fox news

REMINDER! They were also on Fox TV News Thursday Morning!

CLICK HERE! 

 

wgvu moring show

REMINDER! Mr. Lawton being interviewed on Shelley Irwin’s WGVU Morning Show Wednesday morning as well!

CLICK HERE! 

 

REMINDER! A link to a Travel Company that is selling packages to come and see us!

CLICK HERE!

Ornament

REMINDER! Anyone wanting an extra program or two (for your graduation open house “shrines” or just as something to collect), the extras are in the front of the classroom in the cardboard boxes.

 

dvds

REMINDER: ORDER YOUR TREE DVD and/or “OFFICIAL” TREE PICTURES (from Radium Photo)! To order a DVD of this year’s Singing Christmas Tree, print the form below and either mail or return it! The deadline for ordering both DVD’s and Tree Pictures is Dec. 16th.

ORDER FORMS-With and Without Mailing Option 

 Original Tree DVD Order Form – includes mailing option-Best for DVD orders only as well as people needing the DVD mailed to them.

 NEW! UPDATED ORDER FORM WITH TREE PICTURES TOO:

Tree DVD/PHOTO Order Form 2014-No mailing option. Best for students and their parents and for Photo orders!

 

con fuocohume home

NEW! Special thanks to Con Fuoco, who sang yesterday for the Tree lighting ceremony at the Hume Home Assisted Living Facility…a wonderful way to give of your time and talents!

 

ADDAMS Portrait_RGB_sm

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE! Hey Allegros! Guess what starts next week…The Addams Family Rehearsals (it was on your choir calendar…!) Follow this link for your detailed schedule, through January!

 

CLICK HERE: Addams Family Rehearsal Schedule-Thru the end of January.

COMING UP THIS AND NEXT WEEK! 

Full Cast=everyone comes to the rehearsal
A:= Addams family members (Gomez, Morticia, Lurch, Grandma, Wednesday, Fester & Pugsley)
AC= Ancestor chorus members
CC= Corpse Chorus members

***Please read schedule carefully. Last year we had to remove cast members for unexcused absences because they didn’t know they were supposed to be at rehearsal ****

Thursday Dec. 11:

NEW! Bring your book/score AND a pencil AND a highlighter to Thursday’s rehearsal. 

 

NEW!! Here is your seating/voice placement chart for this Thursday’s rehearsal:

 CLICK HERE! (updated 12/9/14 at 6:34pm)

 

If you have any troubles with the link above, this PDF version should work! 

Addam’s Family Cast List – USE THIS ONE! -2

 

UPCOMING REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

3:00-5:15 FULL CAST — Vocals #2 (“when you’re an Addams) & #24/Bows
(yes this includes Mal, Alice and Lucas on #24)
5:15-5:30 A & AC only—Vocals #1 (Overture)

Tuesday Dec.16

3:00-3:30 FULL CAST Vocals #14 “Full Disclosure Pt 2)
3:30-5:30 GOMEZ only (#’, 3A,4 5,6A,10,18,20,21

Thursday Dec. 18

3:00-4:00 AC, CC & Morticia; Vocals #16 & 16A (Death…around corner)
4:00-4:20 AC only ; Vocals #15 (“opening Act 2)
4:20-4:55 AC & Alice; Vocals # 13 (“Waiting”)
4:55-5:10 AC & Fester; Vocals #8,#8A (“But Love reprise”)
5:10-5:30 Fester only Vocals #3 (“Fester’s Manifesto)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

 

NEW! Allegros, please take a moment right now to join REMIND, so I can keep you up to date with stuff via text message!

REMIND invite

 

NEW! Allegros, would you also please do this quick Google “survey” in order that we have your correct email on file? Thanks!

GO HERE TO ENTER YOUR EMAIL! 

 

NEW! Attention Allegros! Here is the link to download the software needed to run your “Show Ready” practice tracks!

https://rightoncueservices.com/index.php/rocs-downloads

There is also a secret code you will need to type in (exactly as it it typed on the sheet we are providing you), which we will give you in class today!

If you need help understanding this downloading process, follow this link to a YouTube video of how it is done:

https://www.rightoncueservices.com/index.php/support

 

If you still need help, email this person:

 jameson@rightoncueservices.com

 

facebook

NEW! Thanks to Nick Garvey for creating this year’s Facebook Group Page for Addams Family! Most of you have been put in there already but there are few who we still need (if you have an FB—Not required, but another way of keeping in touch).

 

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REMINDER!  Jessica Fogle aka Jessica in The Rainbow is about to host her 3rd and final CD release show in Chicago (November 30th) and after that the album will be available online via Bandcamp.  In the meantime, here’s her final sales pitch to you… are you one of those people who finds Jessica’s words about life or self-esteem or being yourself COMFORTING? :)  If so, you should buy this album for ONLY $10!  It’s already been played on Grand Rapids radio (WYCE 88.1) and is getting a little buzz there.  If you are someone who stresses out over ridiculous unimportant things, you should listen to this on repeat for 6 months.  :)  But seriously, it’s mostly about the words.  And some amazing cello parts written by Hunter Zhao (worth the price alone).  Support the independent arts.  Buy it for your parents for xmas.  Consider it a donation to a starving artist (disclaimer: this job doesn’t pay much, for someone in debt with a masters degree in music…).  I still have a few tshirts left for sale too.  THANKS EVERYONE! Oh and like me on Facebook too, kay?  Bye!

https://www.facebook.com/jessicaintherainbow

(p.s. photo by Alex Baker Photography :)

 

 

Leah Uganski Showcase

NEW! Showcase and Collage Auditions will be here before you know it…FEB. 3rd to be exact! Once we come back from break, we will be one month away from auditions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 08

Monday, December 8, 2014

singing christmas tree

NEW! A very special thanks to all the Tree volunteers for making this year’s event a whopping success! You were amazing!

adopt a family

NEW! We are planning to participate in “Adopt a Family” again this holiday season, a tradition at Mona Shores High School and a special tradition for the choir as well. We tend to adopt the largest family possible, due to us being a large family ourselves! Then, we collect donations of money and gifts for the family and pick a day to deliver them all. We gather at their doorstep first and sing carols and songs. It is often very touching, heartwarming and a real “feel good” moment for both us and the “adopted” family. The project is supposed to be done in 1st hour (and we will still do a majority of the work, including the gift wrapping, but all choirs are invited to donated as well as sing with us!

Here is a link to our family:

CLICK HERE! 

washing-on-line

NEW! Want to wash your choir uniform?  Well now you can!  Here’s how: wash it in COLD WATER, and HANG DRY.
You’re welcome.
Tree Pic 2014

 SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE PUBLICITY!

 

A couple (among many I have received) cool comments for the Singing Christmas Tree–These two are from the Facebook Page (thanks Janet Boerema for pointing these out!):

“We saw you on TV last year and drove from Columbus OH for the 12/6/14, 3 pm show. What a lovely show guys. Thank you for keeping the Christmas tradition alive in such a spectacular way!”

___________________________________

Here is another message that just came in to the Tree Facebook page. This is from a woman who has never seen the Tree before, who said she had just heard about Tree for the first time earlier this week, and who was thrilled to be able to get the very last seat available for the Saturday matinee… way up in the last row of the upper balcony. She wrote:

“It was mesmerizing from start to finish. Well planned, lots of variety, from exciting computerized light show to moving candlelight portion. Excellent choir! So enthralled that I bought the dvd to show family & friends.”

____________________________________

mlive

REMINDER! We made the Muskegon Chronicle and MLIVE!

Follow this link to check it out:

CLICK HERE

REMINDER! MLIVE Was at our opening night last night and shot these cool pics!

CLICK HERE! 

NEW! In the Sunday paper, there was an article featuring this year’s Angel, Marion Oldaker!

CLICK HERE! 

NEW!! An MLive article about how high school activities such as football and the MSHS Singing Christmas Tree unite our community!

CLICK HERE! 

REMINDER! The Quarter Notes were on the radio Wednesday Morning: Here is a link to the interview and their singing!

CLICK HERE! 

fox news

REMINDER! They were also on Fox TV News Thursday Morning!

CLICK HERE! 

 

wgvu moring show

REMINDER! Mr. Lawton being interviewed on Shelley Irwin’s WGVU Morning Show Wednesday morning as well!

CLICK HERE! 

 

REMINDER! A link to a Travel Company that is selling packages to come and see us!

CLICK HERE!

Ornament

NEW! Anyone wanting an extra program or two (for your graduation open house “shrines” or just as something to collect), the extras are in the front of the classroom in the cardboard boxes.

dvds

REMINDER: ORDER YOUR TREE DVD and/or “OFFICIAL” TREE PICTURES (from Radium Photo)! To order a DVD of this year’s Singing Christmas Tree, print the form below and either mail or return it! The deadline for ordering both DVD’s and Tree Pictures is Dec. 16th.

 Original Tree DVD Order Form – includes mailing option

 NEW! UPDATED ORDER FORM WITH TREE PICTURES TOO:

Tree DVD/PHOTO Order Form 2014

 

ADDAMS Portrait_RGB_sm

NEW! Hey Allegros! Guess what starts next week…The Addam’s Family Rehearsals (it was on your choir calendar…!) Follow this link for your detailed schedule, through January!

 

CLICK HERE: Addams Family Rehearsal Schedule

 

NEW! Allegros, please take a moment right now to join REMIND, so I can keep you up to date with stuff via text message!

REMIND invite

 

NEW! Allegros, would you also please do this quick Google “survey” in order that we have your correct email on file? Thanks!

GO HERE TO ENTER YOUR EMAIL! 

 

NEW! Attention Allegros! Here is the link to download the software needed to run your “Show Ready” practice tracks!

https://rightoncueservices.com/index.php/rocs-downloads

There is also a secret code you will need to type in (exactly as it it typed on the sheet we are providing you), which we will give you in class today!

If you need help understanding this downloading process, follow this link to a YouTube video of how it is done:

https://www.rightoncueservices.com/index.php/support

 

If you still need help, email this person:

 jameson@rightoncueservices.com

 

facebook

NEW! Thanks to Nick Garvey for creating this year’s Facebook Group Page for Addam’s Family! Most of you have been put in there already but there are few who we still need (if you have an FB—Not required, but another way of keeping in touch).

 

d610_jessicaintherainbow 240

REMINDER!  Jessica Fogle aka Jessica in The Rainbow is about to host her 3rd and final CD release show in Chicago (November 30th) and after that the album will be available online via Bandcamp.  In the meantime, here’s her final sales pitch to you… are you one of those people who finds Jessica’s words about life or self-esteem or being yourself COMFORTING? :)  If so, you should buy this album for ONLY $10!  It’s already been played on Grand Rapids radio (WYCE 88.1) and is getting a little buzz there.  If you are someone who stresses out over ridiculous unimportant things, you should listen to this on repeat for 6 months.  :)  But seriously, it’s mostly about the words.  And some amazing cello parts written by Hunter Zhao (worth the price alone).  Support the independent arts.  Buy it for your parents for xmas.  Consider it a donation to a starving artist (disclaimer: this job doesn’t pay much, for someone in debt with a masters degree in music…).  I still have a few tshirts left for sale too.  THANKS EVERYONE! Oh and like me on Facebook too, kay?  Bye!

https://www.facebook.com/jessicaintherainbow

(p.s. photo by Alex Baker Photography :)

 

 

Leah Uganski Showcase

NEW! Showcase and Collage Auditions will be here before you know it…FEB. 3rd to be exact! Once we come back from break, we will be one month away from auditions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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